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Retail prices
Retail prices of selected items(1)(2)
June quarter(2)
  Unit 2010 2006
Item   (NZ$)
Bananas 1 kg 2.60 1.66
Apples 1 kg 2.12 1.89
Potatoes 1 kg 1.34 1.11
Beef – mince 1 kg 11.31 8.54
Lamb – chops  1 kg 13.60 10.81
Bread – white sliced loaf(3) 700g 1.81 1.30
Milk – standard homogenised(3) 2 litres 3.37 3.05
Cheese – mild cheddar(3)(4) 1 kg 9.92 6.77
Fish and chips 1 fish/chips 5.38 4.38
Beer – bottles (supermarket & liquor store) 1 dozen 19.77 18.27
Beer – glass 400 ml 4.96 4.07
Whisky (liquor store)  1000 ml 43.02 38.23
Socks – men's (clothing store & department store)  pair 10.39 9.35
Panty-hose – 15 denier, average size(4) pair 5.52 4.48
GP consultation, adult without community services card each 31.82 43.31
Petrol – 91 octane 10 litres 17.55 16.79
Diesel  10 litres 11.67 12.55
Warrant of fitness – private car  each 44.75 41.05
CD – current top 10 album (record store & department store) each 25.92 28.30
DVD hire – overnight Friday, new release 1 movie 6.69 7.37
Hairdressing – women's shampoo, cut, and blow wave each 58.48 48.43
Bathroom soap – cake, 100g(4) pk of 4 3.99 3.18
Shampoo(4) 400 ml 6.21 6.64
Toilet paper(4) 4 rolls 2.90 2.79


1. Calculated by applying index movements to weighted average prices for the June 2006 quarter or month. These are not statistically accurate measures of average transaction price levels, but do provide a reliable indicator of percentage changes in prices.

2. Items within the food group are for the June month. That is, items from bananas to fish and chips, inclusive.

3. Based on the cheapest available brand or variety in each retail outlet at the time of price collection.

4. From supermarkets.

 

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